Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (UK version)

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Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (UK version)
Compilation album by Andy Williams
Released 1972
Recorded 1960[1]
1961-1972[2][3]
Genre Traditional pop
Vocal pop
Standards
Soft rock
Film music
Soundtracks
Length 35:36
Label CBS Records
Andy Williams chronology
Alone Again (Naturally)
(1972)
Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (UK version)
(1972)
Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1973)

Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is a compilation album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the UK in 1972 by the CBS Records division of Columbia. It entered the UK album chart on December 16 of that year and reached number 23 over the course of 10 weeks.[4]

The US album that shares this title was released in June 1973 by Columbia Records but had only three of its 11 tracks in common with those on this album and used a different cover photo and design.[5] That version made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's chart in the issue dated July 7, 1973, and remained there for five weeks, peaking at number 174.[6]

One of the tracks on this album that was not on the US version, "What's the Matter Girl", was released as a single in the UK but did not chart.[4][7]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Home Lovin' Man" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay) – 3:10
  2. "It's So Easy" (Dor Lee, Dave Watkins) – 2:29
  3. "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love" (Roger Miller) – 2:16
  4. "It's Impossible" (Armando Manzanero, Sid Wayne) – 2:47
  5. "Holly" (Craig Smith) – 2:25
  6. "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from 'The Godfather')" (Larry Kusik, Nino Rota) – 3:05
Side two
  1. "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman) – 3:10
  2. "What's the Matter Girl" (Tom Bahler) – 2:50
  3. "God Only Knows" (Tony Asher, Brian Wilson) – 2:52
  4. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 4:44
  5. "Danny Boy" (Frederick Edward Weatherly) – 2:56
  6. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss) – 3:15

Recording dates[edit]

  • October 17, 1960 - "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love"[1]
  • September 24, 1961 - "Danny Boy"[2]
  • August 23, 1967 & September 18, 1967 - "Holly"[2]
  • January 14, 1970 - "Can't Help Falling in Love"[2]
  • January 14, 1970 & January 16, 1970 - "It's So Easy"[2]
  • August 29, 1970 - "Home Lovin' Man"[2]
  • December 17, 1970 - "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story"[2]
  • June 10, 1971 - "You've Got a Friend"[3]
  • February 18, 1972 & February 24, 1972 - "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)"[2]

"God Only Knows" was recorded for the 1967 album Love, Andy, and "It's Impossible" comes from the Love Story album that was released in the US in 1970.

UK Singles Chart[edit]

Song UK debut UK singles chart[8]
"Can't Help Falling in Love" March 14, 1970 3
"It's So Easy" August 1, 1970 13
"Home Lovin' Man" November 21, 1970 7
"(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" March 20, 1971 4
"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from 'The Godfather')" August 5, 1972 42
"Home Lovin' Man" (reissue)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cadence Era: "Canadian Sunset" brightens Andy's disk career". Billboard. 1967-11-11. p. AW-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h (2002) Album notes for The Complete Columbia Chart Singles Collection by Andy Williams [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  3. ^ a b (2002) Album notes for The Andy Williams Show/You've Got a Friend by Andy Williams [jewel case U-card]. New York: Sony Music COL-CD-7445.
  4. ^ a b "Andy Williams". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  5. ^ (1973) Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 32384.
  6. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  7. ^ (1972) "What's the Matter Girl/Love Is All" by Andy Williams [7-inch single]. London: CBS Records CBS 7685.
  8. ^ "Andy Williams". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2007), Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-169-1 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-180-2 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7